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When will you be able to travel to Vietnam - Q&A with Sao La Tours

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Find out “When will you be able to travel to Vietnam”, the latest updates on Vietnam’s travel requirements and the best time to visit Vietnam.

When will you be able to travel to Vietnam” is among the most frequently asked questions as tourists all around the world are eager to visit Vietnam after a long period of time waiting due to the Covid-19 situation. Below Sao La Tours will provide you with the latest updates on Vietnam’s current travel requirements.

When will you be able to travel to Vietnam?

The world is in gradual recovery after the intenses crisis of Covid-19 and so is Vietnam. According to an important announcement the Government, 0:00 of the 15th May 2022, Vietnam is fully open for overseas Vietnamese and foreigners. Below are the essential points of the updated Vietnam’s travel advisory:

Entry conditions

The following countries are on the list of visa exemption according to Vietnam’s visa policy (see picture below):

Visa-free countries in Vietnam and the stay durations for each countries

Visa-free countries in Vietnam and the stay durations for each countries (Source: Collected)

Travelers need to have suitable travel documents when entering, transiting through and exiting Vietnam, including passport, identity card, loose-leaf visa, tour program etc.

Covid-19 testing

Taking the SARS-CoV-2 test before Vietnam entry is no longer required the 15th May, 2022.

Self-isolation

Passengers are not required to self-quarantine. However, it’s important to follow these recommendations:

  • Self-monitor their health condition

  • In case showing signs of Covid-19 symptoms, travelers need to get a check at the nearest clinics/hospital

  • Wearing masks and washing and disinfecting hands are encouraged

Health declaration

Making health declarations is no longer needed when entering Vietnam the 27th of April, 2022. Nevertheless, wearing masks is still required when you’re at the airport or on the planes.

Travelers are required to wear masks upon entering Vietnam

Travelers are required to wear masks upon entering Vietnam (Source: Collected)

What’s the best time to visit Vietnam?

For people who are asking “When will you be able to travel to Vietnam?”, it’s safe to say that May 15, you can visit Vietnam anytime you want. Now the more suitable question that you should consider asking is “What’s the most ideal time for a vacation in Vietnam?”. Let’s find out the answer below:

Vietnam’s weather changes quite considerably depending on each region of the country. This is why there are always places to visit in Vietnam no matter what season you choose to travel. Generally, spring (between February to May) is the most ideal period of time for a grand trip throughout the whole country. During this period of time, there’s significantly less rainfall and the overall weather is quite pleasant.

Best time to visit Northern Vietnam

Most popular destinations: Hanoi, Ha Giang, Bac Ha, Mai Chau, Sapa

There are typically four seasons in the North of Vietnam, including:

  • Winter with cold, windy and dry weather: Between December and February

  • Summer with scorching hot temperatures and high humidity: May to August

  • Spring with pleasant and drizzly weather: Between March and April (ideal time to visit the North of Vietnam)

  • Autumn with pleasant, sunny and warm weather: September to November

The weather in Hanoi can be quite cold and cloudy during winter

The weather in Hanoi can be quite cold and cloudy during winter (Source: Collected)

Best time to visit Central Vietnam

Most popular destinations: Hoi An, Da Nang, Hue, Quang Binh, Nha Trang, Da Lat

The weather in central Vietnam is divided two main seasons. The wet season lasts between August and November - the period of time when you’re most likely to encounter typhoons and intense floods. If you want to avoid heavy rains, visit the centre of Vietnam February to August and you’ll love the pleasant and sunny weather.

Visiting Hoi An February to August  to experience pleasant weather

Visiting Hoi An February to August  to experience pleasant weather (Source: Collected)

Best time to visit Southern Vietnam

Most popular destinations: Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Phu Quoc Island, Chau Doc, Binh Thuan

There are two main seasons in southern Vietnam. The dry season starts November and ends in April. The rainy season lasts June to November. Many travelers choose to visit Ho Chi Minh City and other southern cities and provinces in the dry season to avoid unpredictable rainfall.

The South of Vietnam is warm and sunny all year round. The temperatures can rise up to 40°C if you visit the southern region between June and September, making it scorching hot and unbearable for tourists. However, this is the perfect period of time for you to taste different kinds of fruits in the South.

The best time to visit southern Vietnam is November to April

The best time to visit southern Vietnam is November to April (Source: Collected)

What can you expect when visiting Vietnam?

Vietnam is no doubt one of the most beautiful countries in South East Asia. When visiting Vietnam, you’ll be carried away by the stunning natural wonders, delicious foods and unique culture. Whether you’re a nature lover, an adventure seeker, a foodie or an Instagram-addict who takes lots of pictures everywhere you go, Vietnam can surely live up to your expectations. Below are the not-to-be-missed things to do when you’re in Vietnam:

  • Sample the flavorful and delicious street food such as Banh Xeo, Banh Mi, Bun Cha, Pho and many more

  • Go on a kayaking journey to explore Halong Bay and enjoy the breathtaking scene

  • Discover the ethnic tribe villages, terraced rice fields and the mountain ranges of Sapa

  • Learn more about the war in Vietnam through many historical sites such as Cu Chi tunnels, the War Remnants Museum and so on

  • Wander around Hoi An old town and take wonderful pictures

  • Cruise along the Mekong river and experience the locals’ daily life

There you have the answer to the question: “When will you be able to travel to Vietnam”. If you’re planning to visit Vietnam, don’t forget to contact Sao La Tours and we will provide you with valuable advice as well as a thoroughly-planned tour itinerary. We customize every trip based on our customers’ travel habits and preferences.

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